How could I ever live without Viburnums and this one has to be close to the top of the list of must have forms. I well remember seeing it for the first time at the Chelsea Flower Show in full bloom and it blew me away. But why is it so good?
Its lace cape flowers are two toned with the fertile smaller blooms being pink and the outer sterile flowers are white making it quite unique. But adding to the show the new foliage which comes out with the flowers is a soft chocolate colour. Talk about wow power!
The leaves later turn green and then in summer they show off the small red berries. The leaves then turn brilliant colours in autumn to finish off the year. What more could you want?
The plant grows to about 3metres tall and grows well in sun or semi-shade and although it doesn’t like to dry right out it only needs a little water to keep it going throughout summer.